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Morning Stories Roundup: $1m Lucky SIM Card and Football Win Over Uzbekistan

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

Saigon

- HCMC reports 485 work accidents in 7 months. [Dan Tri]

- The Ministry of Transport has announced plans to limit the cargo handled at HCMC’s Cat Lai Port due to overloading. [SGGP]

- A HCMC leader urges higher status for agriculture. [SGGP]

Vietnam

- 44 new caves found in Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park. [Dan Tri]

- Candidates with good foreign language skills can find jobs with incomes 30-50% higher than those without. [VietnamNet]

- What’s the status of Vietnam’s software industry after two decades of development? [VietnamNet]

- A construction materials trader in Saigon has sold his “super SIM card” for US$1 million. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam football team wins an exhibition tournament after intense draw with Uzbekistan. [VnExpress]

Other

- What Bangkok is doing about its sinking problem. [Travel Wire Asia

- Malaysia could be Southeast Asia’s model to end child marriages. [Asian Correspondent]

 

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